PSY’s “Gangnam Style” will almost certainly be the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views. Just think about that for a second. One billion. How in the world did we let ourselves believe, just last year, that Justin Bieber was a big deal? We’re a bit late on this story, because PSY actually got... Read more »
Here’s a man who knows how to handle his wine glasses. Via the AFP video’s description: “Beijing-based sommelier Philip Osenton breaks the world record for the number of wine glasses held in one hand. The previous world record was 39, set in Spain, five years ago by Reymond Adina from the Philippines.” Local nightlife blogger... Read more »
Continuing our coverage of world records you didn't know existed, "1,215 farmers in Taiwan set a new world record for transplanting rice seedlings on a plot of land," breaking a mark formerly held by Thailand, says ITN News.
Xie Tongxin, who turns 60 this year, is a manager at Zhongbe Keyun, a car/traffic company in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, but he's also a ninja. His ability to fling cards at near-deadly speed and accuracy -- deadly to fruit, we mean -- has attracted the attention of Chinese media. According to Yangzi Evening News, he walked into the paper's reception room on Thursday to put on a show, sending cards flying at upwards of 360 kilometers per hour, or 224 mph (calculated haphazardly -- we're told it takes "half a second" for one of his cards to fly 50 meters). To think of it... that might potentially be deadly to small humans, too.
Does anyone know what qualifies as a Guinness World Record anymore? Parallel parking? Check. Most bras unhooked in one minuted? You gotcha. (Youku version here.) Most cats stacked on a balance beam? They should! Fewest licks to the center of a Tootsie pop? Call Guinness up.
Someone in China scooped the Guinness Book of World Records on its own event by posting the above video on Youku a full nine days before Guinness had it on its website, leading one to ask... does anyone still take the Guinness Book of World Records seriously anymore?
Other than professional parallel parkers, I mean.